SNSD have been chosen directly by the general public as the ‘Artist of the Year’ for the second year in a row.
The professional research firm, Gallup Korea, chose 3,401 random citizens over the age of 13 to ask the question, “Who is your favorite artist?”. Results showed that 31.5% of the votes went to SNSD, making them rank #1 for a second consecutive year. 2nd place went to 2PM with 12.5%, while 3rd place went to Jang Yoon Jung (11.6%).
SNSD also received their votes from the widest age range of participants, and ranked #1 in every single age group category. The statistics are as follows:
❖ 10-19: 43.2%
❖ 20-29: 40.6%
❖ 30-39: 43.1%
❖ 40-49: 33.0%
❖ 50+: 21.6%.
When the participants were asked to choose the most popular song of 2010, SNSD’s “Hoot” and “Oh!” ranked 1st and 2nd respectively; the results reflect similarities to last year’s results, as “Gee” and “Tell Me Your Wish” had also placed 1st and 2nd as well.
Having also won the ‘Disk Bonsang Daesang’ at this year’s Golden Disk Awards, in addition to the ‘Artist of the Year Daesang’ at the Melon Music Awards, SNSD has indeed proven that they are in fact the ‘National Girl Group’of Korea.